Golf performance, functional fitness facility opens in Fort Myers

Golf performance, functional fitness facility opens in Fort Myers

Thunder Performance, a functional fitness and golf performance facility, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by SWFL Inc. The 3,400-square-foot facility is located at 17081 Cam Court Units 3 and 4 in Fort Myers.

Founded by PGA Professional Thor Parrish and local gym owner David Alfonso, Thunder Performance prides itself on being home to those who are willing to work hard to achieve greatness in life and sport. The professional coaching staff of seven certified coaches and the one-stop-shop facility offer the best resources for athletes to train to achieve their goals and recover optimally so they can continue to do it for many years to come.

As a PGA Professional, Mr. Parrish wanted to combine his love for fitness and golf into one. No local facilities had the tools and resources he needed to train his golfers in all aspects of the game both on and off the course. So, he built his own. In addition to the 3,000 feet of open gym space at Thunder Performance, where Mr. Parrish can train his golfers one-on-one or encourage them to attend group classes, the facility features what he calls his “Golf Lab,” complete with Trackman Performance Studio.



Not only golfers can benefit from becoming a member of Thunder Performance. Athletes of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the gym’s CrossFit group classes, receive personal training, or work out during open gym hours. Thunder Performance also uniquely offers women’s weightlifting classes, where women can build on their weightlifting skills in an inclusive, low-pressure environment led by Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, Burgener Strength Coach and Mr. Parrish’s wife, Jenny Parrish.

In addition, Orlando Harvard, DPT and certified strength and conditioning specialist, also calls Thunder Performance home. Here, he works with athletes of all ages to recover from injuries and surgeries to get them back to performing at their best. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh and specializes in sports orthopedics, concussion and vestibular therapy. Harvard is passionate about the best and most effective evidence based treatment techniques with all his clients and patients.



Thunder Performance puts an emphasis on not only training hard but recovering optimally. The facility’s Recovery Room features an ice bath and Hyperice Compression therapy so members can get back to working hard quicker.

“Our entire team of professional staff and coaches are excited to make a lasting impact on the Southwest Florida fitness community,” said Mr. Parrish. “Our facility offers a one-stop shop experience for fitness, recovery, and a community of hardworking members. Over the next few months and years, be on the lookout for how Thunder Performance can help you exceed your goals.”

Thunder Performance offers CrossFit group classes, personal training, golf instruction, physical therapy, nutrition coaching, recovery services, cold exposure therapy and more. Membership to Thunder Performance begins at $155 per month. For more information, visit www.thunderperformance. fit. ¦

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